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Record 814 sports event professionals in attendance at 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium
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The NASC Sports Event Symposium, the original sports tourism industry conference, has been produced annually by the NASC since 1992. The Symposium features the Sports Marketplace, which is the longest-running reverse tradeshow in the industry, and equips sports event professionals with solutions that produce measurable return on investment. Lead generation, education and certification are what make the NASC Symposium the No. 1 resource for industry professionals looking to increase their market share, expand their brand's exposure or produce top-notch events.
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Promoters to unveil plans for large sports complex on waterfront
The Buffalo News
As waterfront development officials move forward with a master plan to reimagine Buffalo, New York's outer harbor area, a second group of sports promoters wants to put a massive athletic complex on the sprawling vacant land, designed to appeal to a broad range of both amateur and professional sports.
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Access to cycling elite contributes to bike race popularity
Capital Public Radio
Thousands of people attended the beginning of the Amgen Tour of California men's and women's bicycle races recently at the state capitol in Sacramento, California. Part of the appeal of the sport is the access fans have to the athletes. People started gathering at the cycling teams' travel trailers two hours before race time waiting for their favorite cyclists to emerge.
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5 things marathon allure can teach us about improving everyday health
WBUR-FM
Health behavior change is hard; if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. But running a marathon is also hard, and lately it seems that just about everyone is doing it. The health care industry could learn a lot from the increasing popularity of the marathon about how to design programs that help people make positive health behavior changes.
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10-year-old Wisconsin boy breaks world record for half marathon
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Not only did a Wisconsin boy beat his parents at a half marathon, but Noah Bliss broke a world record. The 10-year-old waited at the finish line with a bottle of water for his mom and dad, according to Running World, after finishing Kenosha's Wisconsin Half Marathon in only 1 hour and 37 minutes.

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Registration opens for 2014 Market Segment Meetings and CSEE Fall Module
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The NASC Market Segment Meetings create a platform for destinations with similar market size and organizational structure to share ideas. Participate in small group discussions, focusing on topics most important to you and return to your communities with ideas that are able to be implemented immediately. The NASC staff and board members facilitate discussions.

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2018 and 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium RFP released
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The NASC Site Selection committee has just released the 2018 and 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium RFP. Bids must be received by each Site Selection Committee member no later than 5:00 p.m. local time on Friday, June 27. Direct any questions to Beth Hecquet, CMM, CMP, Director of Meetings and Events, at 513.281.3888 or Beth@SportsCommissions.org.

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Texas state track meet holds first wheelchair events in Austin, Dunkin first champion
The Republic
Her legs and feet strapped down to keep her firmly seated in a specialized chair, Lauren Pingel placed the 6-pound iron ball against her right cheek, gave a slight pivot and let it fly. And with that, Pingel became the first wheelchair athlete to compete at the Texas state high school track and field championships. "It was nerve-wracking. My hands are still shaking," Pingel said after her fourth-place finish.
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Kentucky State Parks hosting adventure race series
SurfKY News Group
Kentucky State Parks will host the 2014 Unbridled Adventure Race Series, three adventure races that will test participants' physical and mental skills for beginners and veteran racers. The series is being conducted at Kentucky State Parks in partnership with Flying Squirrel Adventures.
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Sports tourism bringing more runners to Savannah, Georgia
Savannah Morning News
Whether being pelted by colorful powder or surrounded by rock music, more runners will soon be headed to Savannah thanks to an uptick in sports tourism. Ben Wilder, who heads the Savannah Sports Council, a division of Visit Savannah, said recently that next week's Color Run on May 17 has seen a spike in participation this year.
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Special Olympics organizers train 12,000 volunteers through series of plays
New Jersey On-Line
With the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games about a month away from kickoff in Mercer County, New Jersey, 33-year-old athlete Bobby Fredericks is looking forward to making thousands of new friends, he said. The Lincoln Park resident recently joined actors Christopher Cloko, Walter Rodriguez and Hillery Brotschol on McCarter Theatre Center's stage, dispelling myths about athletes with intellectual disabilities and instructing about 650 game volunteers in the audience about their upcoming responsibilities.
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